Sunday, 6 May 2012

Churchyard Cat

Churchyard Cat
Picture of a cat in a churchyard at Whitkirk in Yorkshire.
I would love to be able to name the cat in the above photo, but sadly his nice silver collar was nameless.

I visited the church at Whitkirk yesterday and just as I was leaving this rather fine cat strolled in and made himself at home, before being escorted back out into the churchyard. St Mary's church is an old Grade I listed building and although I had previously wandered around the outside on my visits to the Temple Newsam estate I had never been inside. The church like many these days is mostly locked, except for services but in the summer months it is open for visitors on Saturdays between 2-4pm.

After the cat left so did I, but only to follow him out into the churchyard to see if I could catch him in a reasonable pose. I like cats and was happy to play with him for a while and eventually he sat on a headstone adjacent to the bluebells and I snapped away.


  1. I have a soft spot for cats too and he is a very handsome boy. Nice photo Paul.

  2. he doesn't look terribly pleased but it is nice photo!

  3. Beautiful photo of a beautiful cat...:)

  4. What a striking photo! I love that the cat's coat seems to complement the vivid flowers.

  5. I love this!!! He is a handsome cat...and quite smug...he must know he's now an international star!!!

  6. Hey, I live very near the church and I pass through there nearly everyday, by the way his name is Storm, he's so friendly and i always look forward to seeing Him when I pass through the churchyard, I adore him so much I just want to take him home with me :) -


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